Originally Posted by berserker239
...Its called Karma. Its part of my religion. Pet peeve alert for me is to put down my religion. My childhood was taken from me, so yes the world DOES owe me something. XYZ had alot MORE taken from her, the world DOES owe her something.
Are you Hindu? Buddhist? My understanding of Karma is that it's about your deeds and acts and how those deeds and acts produce the energy that creates the circumstances of your life. The fundamental pillar of Karma is that we ourselves are responsible for our own happiness and
our own misery. In fact it goes *against* the principles of Karma to believe that "the world owes us" for the things that have happened to us. To follow a Karmic path is to examine our own deeds and actions to recreate the realities we live in.
When I said before that the world owes a lot of people a lot of things, it was in reference to the futility of the whole idea. The only thing that owes you anything is you. That's what Karma is about.